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Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido

30 minutes
8 servings

Get ready for a flavor-packed journey with our Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido! Creamy cheese, spicy chorizo, and a hint of beer – this dish is a party pleaser.

Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido
Get ready for a flavor-packed journey with our Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido! Creamy cheese, spicy chorizo, and a hint of beer – this dish is a party pleaser.

This delish Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido is my newest obsession and favorite thing to make on the weekends. I mean, who doesn’t love melty cheese with chorizo?!? I even added some dark beer to this batch to deepen some flavors and I have to say this might be my favorite queso yet!

I love experimenting with all different style queso’s and I always find myself going back to some with beans and meat. Don’t get me wrong, I love just the cheese queso but add some beans and meat and I’m definitely a happy camper.

This, my friends, will definitely be a hit with your family!

Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido

What is Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido?

Picture this: a bubbling, golden sea of cheese infused with spicy chorizo, the subtle kick of green chilies, and the rich depth of dark beer.

Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido isn’t just a dish; it’s a warm, comforting embrace, perfect for sharing with friends and family. Its roots? Well, it’s a Tex-Mex masterpiece, born from a love for cheese, heat, and hearty flavors.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

Speaking of love, let’s talk about why you’ll fall head over heels for this queso.

Imagine hosting a gathering, and your guests are hovering around the kitchen, drawn by the irresistible aroma. As you scoop that first gooey, cheesy bite onto a tortilla chip, you’ll see their faces light up.

It’s not just queso; it’s a celebration waiting to happen, a culinary masterpiece that brings everyone together.


Now, let’s take a peek at what goes into this cheesy symphony:

  • Oaxaca Cheese: It’s like mozzarella’s cool, Mexican cousin, adding a creamy texture.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Delicate and mild, it complements Oaxaca cheese perfectly.
  • Cheddar Cheese: The sharpness here adds depth and bold flavor.
  • All-Purpose Flour: This secret weapon keeps our queso smooth and dreamy.
  • Chorizo: Spicy, savory, and a touch smoky, it’s the star of the show.
  • Yellow Onion: It adds a hint of sweetness and a pleasant crunch.
  • Garlic: Ah, the aromatic powerhouse that elevates every dish.
  • Brown Ale Beer: A touch of dark beer adds layers of complexity to our queso.
  • Pinto Beans: Creamy beans bring balance and texture.
  • Diced Green Chilies: The kick you’ve been waiting for!

Substitutions & Additions

Feeling adventurous? Here are some ideas to switch things up:

  • Cheese Variety: Experiment with different cheeses for unique flavors.
  • Vegetarian Twist: Skip the chorizo for a meatless version.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the chilies to match your heat tolerance.
  • Veggie Additions: Bell peppers or corn could be fantastic in this queso.

Equipment Needed for Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido


How to Make this Recipe

Start by pre-heating your oven to 400° F. Shred all your cheese into a large bowl and add the flour. Toss to combine and set aside.

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the chorizo. Let it cook through, breaking apart as needed, while also letting it get nice and crispy.

Add the onions and garlic and stir then continue cooking until the onions are translucent, the chorizo is nice and crispy, and most of the fat is rendered. Remove the chorizo mixture with a slotted spoon to a clean plate and set aside.

Deglaze the pan with the beer, scraping all the delicious brown bits from the bottom of the pan and letting them simmer in the beer. Grab your whisk and start whisking the hell out of the beer while adding small handfuls of cheese.

Keep whisking and adding cheese until it’s all incorporated, melty, and smooth. Add back the chorizo with the beans and green chiles and stir to bring it all together and coat with the cheese.

Remove from the stove and place in the oven for 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.

Remove from the oven and top with some fresh chopped tomatoes, if desired, and some green onions for color. Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips and another beer!

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Want to perfect your queso game? Here’s a handy tip: keep the heat low and stir often as you melt the cheese. And if you’re feeling daring, try these variations:

  • Top it Off: Garnish with fresh cilantro or jalapeños.
  • Tortilla Varieties: Serve with a variety of tortilla chips, from plain to lime-flavored.
  • Queso Fondue: Turn this into a fun fondue night with friends.
Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido

Serving Suggestions

When the queso emerges from the oven, hot and bubbling, it’s time to dig in. Imagine everyone gathered around, digging into that skillet with tortilla chips, laughter filling the room. It’s the ultimate party snack. And if you’re feeling fancy, you could serve it with fresh salsa or guacamole for an extra flavor burst.

Storage Suggestions

Got leftovers? Don’t worry; they won’t last long! But if you must, store your queso in an airtight container in the fridge. It reheats beautifully in the microwave, just in case you don’t devour it all in one go.

Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido

Recipe FAQ

Can I use a different type of cheese? Absolutely! Mix and match to suit your taste.

Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for beer? Sure, try beef or vegetable broth for a similar depth of flavor.

Can I make it ahead of time for a party? Prepare everything but the oven step, then bake just before serving for that fresh-from-the-oven experience.

And there you have it, our Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido – a dish that’s not just cheese and chorizo but a flavorful journey.

It’s perfect for gatherings, parties, or those cozy nights in. So, gather your ingredients, fire up that skillet, and prepare to create a queso masterpiece that’ll make you a culinary legend among your friends.

Enjoy every cheesy bite, and remember, it’s not just food; it’s a delicious memory in the making.

Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido

Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido

5 from 1 vote
Get ready for a flavor-packed journey with our Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido! Creamy cheese, spicy chorizo, and a hint of beer – this dish is a party pleaser.
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • ½ cup Oaxaca cheese shredded
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ lb chorizo
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup brown ale beer
  • ½ cup pinto beans canned, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
  • ½ tomato diced
  • 2 green onions sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • In a large bowl, add shredded cheese and flour and toss to combine. Set aside.
  • In a cast iron skillet, add the chorizo and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes until it starts to get crispy.
  • Add onion and garlic, stir to combine, and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes until onion is translucent and chorizo is crispy and cooked through. Remove from skillet to clean plate.
  • Pour beer into skillet to deglaze the pan, scraping brown bits from the bottom. Whisking consistently, add cheeses in small handfuls – whisking in between additions – until all cheese is melted and smooth.
  • Add back the chorizo with the beans and green chilies and stir to combine. Place skillet into hot oven and bake for 5 minutes until mixture is hot and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and top with green onions and tomatoes. Serve immediately with fresh tortilla chips.
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